J W Marriott Hotel Quito
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Very Confortable and convenientfrom clamg
Worth the little extrafrom lulute
It is more expensive than some of the other options, but given the service, the anemities, the location, and the accomodations, I'd suggest it.
If you room rate doesn't come with breakfast, head across the street. There are a number of good options.
Great, but avoid pricey extrasfrom JJH3d
We stayed two nights at the Marriott, then two nights away from town, then three more nights back at the Marriott. They held some of our luggage for us while we were away.
The Marriott is the newest, largest and most expensive hotel in Quito. It is five star by any rating system. Nevertheless, it is very inexpensive, the maximum rate we saw was $185 but the AAA rate was $149 and my wife somehow got us $99 through her company for the last three nights. (Of course, you always have to add the 22% total tax/service fee to everything.)
The room was very nice with a nice city view, marble bathroom with separate toilet room and large Jacuzzi.
The pool is great. There are three sections, each a different temperature, from cool to very warm to very very warm. This is because the mountain air gets very cool at night and the water will not stay warm despite sunny days and daytime temperatures in the mid 70s. The health club counter will gladly give you all of the large towels you wish and nice heavy robes for exiting the pool at night when the air is chilly.
The hotel service is excellent in every way with English speaking staff. The hotel was not busy, and it was nice to be in a five star hotel with no crowd. I lost my leather jacket on arrival and when I realized it 2 days later and reported it, the lost and found folks whisked it directly to my room.
My only complaint is that all extras from the hotel are expensive, as follows:
Breakfast was not included in our room rate and costs $15 adults and half price for kids. This is very expensive in Ecuadorian terms. Remedy: Walk across the street to the left, past the Burger King and the Juan Eljuri store to the Panderia (Bakery) where there is a HUGE selection of muffins, doughnuts, croissants, etc. I loaded up a box for my whole family for about $3. Order the pot of coffee from room service for $6.25, plenty for two and it’s fast. (The Metro café, also across the street, was recommended for breakfast but I was not impressed and it took 30 minutes for my 8 year old to get his pancakes…torture.)
The hotel does not allow city yellow taxis to enter because they want you to use their “Executive” cabs -- fancy grey cars which are lined up out front with drivers in wait. Remedy: Walk straight out the door, down a few steps to the roundabout and grab a yellow taxi. Short trips cost the minimum $1.00. They are safe. (Spanish helps, but you can simply write down the name of your destination and you show the driver, you will fine.)
Laundry, no explanation needed. Remedy: A 5 block walk (or $1 cab ride) down Juan Leon Mera across from the hotel leads to a Lavandaria (laundry) where I dropped a MASSIVE amount of clothes for wash/dry/fold service, total $7.88. (The easiest way to get there is ask for the Rio Amazonas Hotel and the laundry place is just outside to the left if you were exiting the hotel, almost next door.)
The hotel shopping mall, also no explanation needed. Remedy: Walk one half mile north to the El Jardin mall, the nicest in Quito. They have everything, very safe, and a good food court (Try Menestras del Negro for some good local fast food). In lieu of walking, take the aforementioned $1 cab ride.
Regarding Quito, there are lots of things to do, too many to mention. However, I strongly recommend a fairly new restaurant called Pim’s located at the Panecillo and recently featured in The Amazing Race TV show. Great food and a great view of the city.
Bottom line: Being a contrarian can save a lot of money. The Quito Marriott is a high end VALUE.
Best hotel in townfrom peflores
A little bit expensive, but hey, this is not just a Marriott but a JW Marrriottt, so quality has its price.
A wonderful 7 night stay at the JW Marriott!from SusanM2004
On two of the days that we were there, we hired a driver/guide from the Marriott's Business Centre ... Julio Rosero is an excellent guide who speaks English very well, and we were fortunate to have him for both days on trips to Otavalo and Bellavista Cloud Forest. He is a cautious driver, enjoyed sharing information about his beautiful country with us and took us to some very interesting places!
There are a couple of restaurants across the street from the Marriott with good food at reasonable prices (Metro Cafe has free internet access if you have a laptop.)
First Class Hotelfrom Saints2
Unfortunately, I have no photos because everythng I have is on vdeo tape; but go to their site on line and you will see plenty of good photos that truly represent what you will experience.
Best hotel we have stayed in!from TanR
My husband left his credit card at the hotel and they got someone to bring it to the airport for us which we were very grateful for. Whilst in Quito we went on a tour with a company called Metropolitan touring who were excellent and i strongly recommend using them if you are travelling here!
It is a very large, spacious and beautiful hotel - from the atrium to the rooms. Service is on par for the Marriott brand. Another poster suggested asking for the "volcano view" which kinda secures one of the better rooms and it worked! We scored a large corner room with not only expanse view of Quito (and the volcano of course) but it came with our own private balcony. This was a great place to dry some wash and wear clothes minus embarrasment.
The Marriott is on a very large and busy intersection but one can hardly hear the noise. It's about a 20 minute walk to the famous Indian market and other terrific local shops and restaurants. The hotel didn't hesitate in saying it was safe for us to walk in the area at night. And, we did indeed feel safe.
The gym is nothing to brag about but it was a convenient place to fill up our numerous water bottles. Since we used bottled water to drink and brush our teeth, our supply dwindled very quickly every day.
I don't think you'd be disappointed in the Marriott.
They over charged me!from macdougal28
Best Hotel in Quitofrom gabirds
Nice big rooms and bathrooms, with good pool area in nice safe location.
Paid $119 walk in rate including huge buffet breakfast, beware rate goes up to $159 with no breakfast on Sundays (when they get an influx of cruise passengers from the Galapagos.)
At $119 it has to be the best value in Quito.
Top Local Tips for Quito
Taxi English Have adress and picture of hotel for cab drivers. Use a money belt
The Equator Do ask your hotel to organize a driver for your (not expensive) to go and see the monument to the Equator - not the 'fancy' one but the 'other one' - the "real one". If you have children with you it is especially interesting - they do experiments and discuss life among the natives, etc. Interesting. Skip the trip via gondola to the top of the mountain and the other popular tourist spot - long lines, expensive and you can see great views of the city from many different places....
Just walk Unlike many S American cities, Quito is good and relatively safe to stroll around and has plenty of nice architecture, churches, cafe's and restaurants, particularly in the old town, to amuse you for a day or so. The only snag is, it is quite hilly and at the rarified atmosphere here, you can get tired and breathless a lot more easily than in most places!
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- Address: Orellana 1172 y Ave Amazonas - Quito - Ecuador
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